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Date: 1800-1900
Language: German
Origin: Latin semestris 'half-yearly', from sex 'six' + mensis 'month'

semester

noun
     
Related topics: College, School
se‧mes‧ter [countable]
SESSEC one of the two periods of time that a year at high schools and universities is divided into, especially in the US:
the fall semester

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